It’s no surprise the U.S. women’s gymnastics team is inspiring young girls to take up the sport.
Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian are also known informally as the Fab Five — and have all secured a place at in the finals.
So it should come as no surprise that their performance, especially that of Simone Biles, during the preliminaries on Sunday lit a fire under some prospective gymnasts.
Notably, for North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West.
Kardashian West tweeted that North, who was watching the qualification round, was trying to “copy” Biles.
“North is watching @Simone_Biles in awe!" Kardashian West tweeted Sunday. "She's rolling around on the bed pretending to copy her lol."
Biles — whose floor exercise routine, beam, vault and all-around landed her at the top of each event — replied Monday, suggested a leotard for the 3-year-old so she can be her “mini me”: “aww that is just too cute! she totally needs a #gkSimone leo and she'll be my mini me!”
The competition outfits could have a lot to do with the little one’s eagerness to emulate the athlete.
GK Elite and Under Armour is outfitting the U.S. gymnastics team in Rio. Each Olympic gymnast will receive 20 total custom-fitted leotards, eight for the competition and 12 for training. Each competition leotard, the New York Times reported, would cost about $1,200 in stores.
"We may have hit peak crystal,” Kelly McKeown, the executive vice president for design and corporate relations at GK Elite, said to the Times of the Rio leotards, which have nearly 5,000 crystals each. “It’s difficult for me to imagine how we could get more crystals on.”